Hi, I have a newer system that I build early this fall. It is freezing up and then when it reboots it gives me one long beep and two short. I call Asus and they said to check the ram in the b1 slot. Well I have crucial memory and it is 800. I tested the one stick in the different slots and it would not post just the long and two short beeps so i put the other stick in and it works. I`m getting ready to send it back for another but It just started doing it with the other stick. Could this be a videocard isssue instead? Is there a way to run a test to see if it is ram or something else. I`m still new to this stuff and need some help. i have a ati x850xt viedocard.
Since you have a M2N board i think the issue is with the memory. I recall seeing loads of forums where people have issues with this board due t the fact that its unable to give sufficient power for DDR 800 memory to run fine specially if the machine is overclocked. I think a lot of people had success running DDR2 800 memory which worked on 1.8V but not any that needed any high voltages such as 2.0 or 2.1+.
Since you dont mention the memory type its hard to give a solid answer, but the solutions for this has been to flash your board with the latest bios, and also increase the voltage for the RAM to say 2.0V (Be warned this could damage your RAM unit, so try it at your own risk)
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1 short beepNormal POST - system is ok 2 short beepsPOST Error - error code shown on screen No beepPower supply or system board problem Continuous beepPower supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beepsPower supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beepSystem board problem 1 long, 2 short beepsDisplay adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beepsEnhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 3 long beeps3270 keyboard card
Hi names Rui, i question for you does your PC give a beeping sound when you turn it on? if does can you tell me how many beeps it gives?
if it give a designated number of beeps this might be the problem i will give you a chart so you can differentiate the warning beeps you hear.
1 Short Beep DRAM refresh failure
2 Short Beep Parity circuit failure
3 Short Beep Base 64k RAM failure
4 Short Beep System time failure
5 Short Beep Process failure
6 Short Beep keyboard control gate A20 failure
7 Short Beep Virtual mode exeption failure
8 Short Beep Display memory read/write test failure
9 Short Beep ROM BIOS checksum failure
10 Short Beep CMOS shutdown read/write error
11 Short Beep Cache memory error
1 long, 3 short Beep Conventional/Extended memory failure
1 long, 8 short beep Display/Retrace test failed
hope this will determine the problem if none of this warning beep is heard try reseting the power botton in you PC cause sometimes the power botton will loosen cause of continuous use of the botton.
Usually this would be because of the issue with the Memory (RAM) on the computer. I would sincerely suggest you to reseat the memory cards on your computer once. If you are aware of doing it then give it a try., otherwise its advisable to take it to a computer doctor :) (technician). Hope to see your issue resolved as early as possible.
how many beeps... what kind of pc? below is the standard beeps codes with the the issue.
IBM POST Error Codes1
Normal POST - system is ok
POST Error - error code shown
Power supply system board problem
Power supply, system board, or
Power supply or system board
long, 1 short beep
System board problem
long, 2 short beeps
Display adapter problem (MDA,
long, 3 short beeps
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
3270 keyboard card
It is the video card. Newer games are so graphic intensive that they freeze up the system if there is not enough video memory. You could try upgrading RAM but I had a problem running newer games until I installed a graphic card that had at least 512 mb video ram onboard. Hope this helps.
I think the msg you are seeing is just the default monitor message when there is no video to display. Here is a list of common beep codes: Are you getting the one long beep at each restart?
Beep Code:Description of Problem:
Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose
Everything is normal and Computer POSTed
One Long Beep, One Short Beep
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps
Three Long Beeps
Repeated Long Beeps
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps
1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error
The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card.
Remove your video card inspect it for damage and then re insert it.
Try rebooting and see if the error remains.
If so replace the battery on the mother board and try a different video card.
If you have a video card built in then remove 1 srick of the RAM and re boot.
Do the same with the other stick.
If the error still remains then there is a fault in the Mother Board
I hope this helps!